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Author Wing, Patrick, author.

Title The Jalayirids : dynastic state formation in the Mongol Middle East / Patrick Wing.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (1 electronic resource (256 pages))
Summary This book traces the origins, history, and memory of the Jalayirid dynasty, a family that succeeded the Mongol Ilkhans in Iran and Iraq in the 14th and early 15th centuries. The story of how the Jalayirids came to power is illustrative of the political dynamics that shaped much of the Mongol and post-Mongol period in the Middle East. The Jalayirid sultans sought to preserve the social and political order of the Ilkhanate, while claiming that they were the rightful heirs to the rulership of that order. Central to the Jalayirids claims to the legacy of the Ilkhanate was their attempt to control the Ilkhanid heartland of Azarbayjan and its major city, Tabriz. Control of Azarbayjan meant control of a network of long-distance trade between China and the Latin West, which continued to be a source of economic prosperity through the 8th/14th century. Azarbayjan also represented the center of Ilkhanid court life, whether in the migration of the mobile court-camp of the ruler, or in the complexes of palatial, religious and civic buildings constructed around the city of Tabriz by members of the Ilkhanid royal family, as well as by members of the military and administrative elite.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-223) and index.
Contents List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations for primary and secondary source texts -- Introduction and sources for the history of the Jalayirids -- tribes and the Chinggisid Empire -- The Jalayirs and the Early Ilkhanate -- From tribal Amirs to royal in-laws -- Crisis and transition (1335-56) -- Shaykh Uvays and the Jalayirid dynasty -- Dynastic ideology during the reign of Shaykh Uvays -- Challenges to the Jalayirid Order -- conclusions and the legacy of the Jalayirids -- maps and genealogical chart.
Subject Jalāyirids.
Iran -- History -- 1256-1500.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Jalāyirids. (OCoLC)fst00981279
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
Chronological Term 1256-1500
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781474402262 (electronic bk.)
1474402267 (electronic bk.)
9781474410939 (epub)
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